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19 September 2005 @ 09:30 am
The One with the Fungus of Youth and the Sex-Change Machine  
"Posts I've been meaning to make...."

And then, I almost forgot, there's the story with this dialogue that I'll never write:
"I realized something today." Rodney shifted away and stared at the ceiling. "I'll never be able to resume my career. I mean, I could publish but I'd have to become a recluse. Dr. Rodney McKay, the J.D. Salinger of astrophysics."

"That would suck." John was quiet a moment, then said, "You know, the government could give you a new identity."

"'The government.' I love how you say that as if there's only one."

"The Canadian government then."

Rodney made a grumpy blatting noise like a failure buzzer on a game show. "Sorry, you should have said, 'The Canadian government, of course'. But it's not a bad idea." His tone turned musing. "I wonder if I could persuade people that I'm my own daughter."

"Oh, hey--you could spell your name R-a-h-d-n-e."

"Cute. Why not i-e. Then I could dot the "i" with a little heart."

John rolled onto his side to gaze at him, suspecting he'd just missed an eye roll. "You know, by the time we get back and re-settle on Earth, the program might have gone public."

"The SGC comes out of the closet. Those odds are about as good as a colonel coming out in the military."

John glared at him for the unfairness--it was at least halfway unfair--but it was lost on the other man, who continued talking past the moment when John might have rejoined with indignation.

"Even if they did," Rodney said, "I don't think it'll further my reputation to become known as 'That guy who got rejuvenated by a fungus and sex-changed by alien technology.'"

"Valid point," John admitted.
nestra on September 19th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
What? No! You have to write it! To save the world!
Moxie Brown: Some Like it Hotmoxie_brown on September 19th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that totally presses my secret fandom shame button. I love gender swaps!
Sandysp23 on September 19th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
Uh. ::sputters:: Yes, I think you must write this just so you can change Rodney back in the end before I wake up with screaming nightmares of Rodney and John being a het pairing! *g*
cathexys: smug (by kormantic)cathexys on September 19th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
even if you don't write it, thanks for sharing this little glimpse into that cracktastic universe...i adore gender swap stories!!!
Mishaunmisha on September 19th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
So Rodney's not only been sex-changed, he's been de-aged? A perky early-twenties girl? *snerk*

He's not quite old enough to pass himself off as his own love child, unfortunately. That would be a way to toot his own horn and establish his genius early. "Of course I'm a genius, it's genetic! My father was just as brilliant as I am!"
Anna S.: dh-young-maneliade on September 19th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
Well, if he is (or had been) 37 and his younger self was 17...? *g*
Mishaunmisha on September 19th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
Hee! And then of course John's robbing the cradle!
deaverdeaver on September 19th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
Gah! Best dialogue EVER! Seriously. Now I'm going to be all obsessed with girl!Rodney all day. Darn you....